Chromatic House, Torres Vedras, Portugal
WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THIS PROPERTY
A riot of color, form and function, we love the bold, unabashedly playful and very modern interiors of this historic townhouse. It’s a completely unexpected and delightful surprise and a whole new way of living colorfully!
Designed by architect Pedro Gandanho, this 19th century townhouse located in the heart of old town Torres Vedras is a wonderland of color, detail, whimsy, and minimalist design. Despite the period detail of the neighborhood and the exteriors, the interiors instantly transport you into a thoroughly unexpected and slightly psychedelic modern experience. Using a mix of bright and pastel colors to define the space and highlight accents on period plaster moldings, staircases, and built-in cabinetry, the effect is a striking contrast between old and new.
Each room in the two-story home has its own “environment” created out of color and division of space. A sense of playfulness is evident in the functional decor, such as a sculptural red and white pill that conceals a children’s bathroom, an octagonal closet in muted pea green, and a luggage elevator painted bright yellow.
Spacious and intuitively laid out, the house features five bedroos and four baths and can accommodate up to ten guests. Despite the thoroughly modern interiors, the house overlooks the historic old town district of Torres Vedras and offers great views of the city and castle from the rooftop terrace where you can lounge or take a plunge in the pool. A true treat for for the senses and for lovers of unique design and color.
Wifi throughout, satellite cable TV and video projection home cinema. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. Child care services available. Bicycles for guest use.
Just a half hour north of Lisbon, the ancient town of Torres Vedras is a storied municipality where the famed lines of fortifications defending Lisbon from Napoleonic troops remain along with beautiful stretches of Atlantic beaches and historic cultural sites. The heart of the old part of the city features pedestrian areas without cars, full of interesting markets, traditional shops and sites. Located in a valley surrounded by green hills and vineyards, it’s a fifteen minute ride to the Silver Coast and some of the best surf spots and sandy beaches including Santa Cruz and Ericeira.
Torres Vedras, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon Portela Aiport (30 min)